This day in history

  • 1622 First American Indian (Powhatan) massacre of Europeans in Jamestown Virginia, 347 killed
  • 1765 Stamp Act passed; 1st direct British tax on American colonists, organized by Prime Minister George Grenville
  • 1784 The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand
  • 1832 British Parliament, led by Charles Grey, passes the Reform Act, introducing wide-ranging changes to electoral system of England and Wales, increasing electorate from about 500,000 voters to 813,000
  • 1954 Northland Center, the world’s largest shopping mall of the time, opens in Oakpark, Michigan
  • 1965 US confirms its troops used chemical warfare against the Vietcong
  • 2018 US President Donald Trump imposes $60 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports

Source: Onthisday.com

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